Regional Research Director

Location: United States

Department: Research

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Job: Regional Research Director

Reports to: Research Director

Position Summary:

The Research Department at the DCCC conducts opposition research projects, rapid response, proactive attacks on Republican incumbents and challengers, and helps campaigns understand policy issues, with debate preparation, and other campaign activities. In this fast-paced office, the ability to multi-task while remaining detail-oriented is a must. For this position, previous opposition research experience is required, along with the ability to develop lines of attack on GOP candidates and execute opposition research and rapid response projects.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Producing timely research documents compiling information from public records, news clips, campaign finance reports, travel records, personal financial disclosures and research databases, as well as in-depth research analyzing state legislative and local governmental voting records;
  • Serving as the main point of contact for all research-related inquiries from Congressional campaigns in a specific region of the country;
  • Helping candidates and campaigns with policy questions, including district-specific issue primers, debate preparation and other background information;
  • Working directly with Communications and Political Departments on proactive press hits on GOP opponents and rapid response to Republican attacks;
  • Conducting on-location research when necessary, requiring the willingness to travel on short notice;
  • Other duties as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Previous political campaign research experience required, with preferably two cycles of experience working with opposition research, rapid response or similar experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Self-motivation, the ability to work independently, as well as a strong commitment to teamwork;
  • Organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines a must;
  • Familiarity with Lexis-Nexis, public records requests, analyzing primary source documents, commonly-used research databases and other basic opposition research tasks required.
  • Spanish proficiency is a plus, but not required.

Equal Opportunity/Diversity Policy: The DCCC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee. The DCCC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

DCCC's equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the DCCC.

The DCCC is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that makeup our country and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse DCCC, our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants.

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